With ‘Wonder Woman,’ Patty Jenkins Didn’t Just Make the First Good DCEU Movie — She Gave Us an Empathetic Superhero

There was a lot of pressure on a female director to deliver the first major female-driven comic-book film. Jenkins figured it out by telling a story that was personal and aspirational — and with a Diana we really need right now.

‘Punisher: War Zone’ Director Lexi Alexander Never Met a Hollywood Obstacle She Couldn’t Roundhouse Kick

Alexander was the first woman to helm a combat-heavy comic book movie, but it landed the promising young stuntwoman-turned-filmmaker in director’s jail for years. Here’s how she fought back

‘Æon Flux’ Was a Disaster — And Revealed How Much Harder It Is for Female Directors to Escape Movie Jail

Karyn Kusama was a hot indie filmmaker before her big studio action movie bombed. Its failure wasn't her fault, but she had to fight Hollywood sexism to find a happy ending

What Women Want: With ‘Point Break,’ Kathryn Bigelow Gave Action Fans a Different Kind of Eye Candy

Ushering in a new era of action movies for the 1990s, ‘Point Break’ reimagined the genre as an exploration of male friendship — and just as importantly, male beauty